Working in the nation’s 7th largest city has some attractive benefits and with an average salary of $48,000 per year and a lower cost of living, you’ll be able to take advantage of a lot of them! The greater metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, making it the 3rd largest metro area in Texas. With plenty of fields to consider for jobs in San Antonio, you’ll definitely be able to find a position in an industry that interests you.
With many different industries found in the city, and headquarters for 6 Fortune 500 companies, the major contenders for jobs in San Antonio are:MilitaryHealth CareFinancial ServicesOil and Gas
There’s also a growing automotive industry in the city, as well as other types of manufacturing. San Antonio is also seeing growth as a domestic call-center location, which is a great way to get into a company on the ground floor and work your way up. But the city has one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the States and this comes with a lot of civilian and armed forces jobs.
According to Fortune magazine, the following companies are among the best workplaces for jobs in San Antonio:Hyatt HotelsDavid Weekley HomesEncompass Home Health and HospiceNuStar EnergyVenterra Realty Management
All of the companies on this list employ hundreds, or even thousands of workers and consistently receive positive feedback from employees working at the company. Remuneration and company benefits will depend on the size of the company. When picking the size of a company to work, it’s important to consider what type of job growth you can expect, and what sort of opportunities for advancement you’ll have available to you.
Home to The Alamo and nicknamed Military City USA and River City, San Antonio has a rich history and storied past. It’s also one of the cheapest cities to live in when looking at cities across the U.S. If you’re looking for a decent size apartment in one of the expensive districts downtown, you can expect a monthly rent of around $1,500. But if you look a little outside the downtown bubble, rents in the neighborhood of $1,100 can be found. Almost every metric you look at, from healthcare and utilities, to groceries and transportation; San Antonio is a very affordable city. There’s world class medical facilities at the South Texas Medical Center and a humid subtropical climate that stays warm year round. There’s an international airport and an affordable public transportation network of bus routes to get around. However, San Antonio is considered one of the most car dependent cities in the US and having four wheels to get to and from work is the norm.
If you’re looking for other potential locales in Texas, there’s always Houston and Dallas for job opportunities. Or if you’re in search of something even bigger, New York City will definitely have that special something you're looking for. But if cold snowy winters aren't your thing, consider looking at the attractive job markets in Los Angeles or for warmer climes.